The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty.
Changing the attorney general to an appointed, rather than elected, office may sound alluring, but change for its own sake is useless. Read more »
We tend to assume that success at the economic game is synonymous with producing value for society. Read more »
There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Read more »
As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and physically attracted to women, I take a very keen interest in the ongoing... Read more »
The White House recently put out a report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are hurting their poor and themselves. It's an easy case... Read more »
A diverse group of educators and parents may have found a way to get Utah off the bottom of the list in funding for public education. They suggest this simple concept: Switch from subject-centered... Read more »
A recent opinion survey asked Americans to rate post-World War II presidents. Reagan was named the best, followed by Clinton and Kennedy and Obama was tagged as the worst, followed by George W.... Read more »
In the past 25 years, over 2 billion people have gained access to improved sources of drinking water. Read more »
There is a little-known episode from early Utah history that has an important message for today. Following the Iwakura Mission of February 1872, Japanese leaders considered a rather audacious plan... Read more »
Sarah Torre: Hobby Lobby does want bosses out of the bedroom; why are these liberal senators against that?
Last week’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case prevented Obamacare’s Department of Health and Human Services mandate from careening into the religious freedom of family business owners,... Read more »
Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz “injuries” or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Read more »
Last month, Gov. Gary Herbert invited a number of business leaders and politicos to breakfast and revealed he intends to seek re-election in 2016. The governor, along with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox,... Read more »
As society’s “bedrock” institution, marriage unites children to their fathers and mothers, making marriage, across culture and time, universally a gendered institution. Read more »
Rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels is warming our air and acidifying our oceans at an alarming rate. It's driven not just by pursuit of comforts and faster travel, but more importantly by the fossil fuel corporation's... Read more »
Now is the time for Utah to recognize the environmental benefits of using advanced coal-burning technologies and nuclear power to generate electricity. Both are essential in any serious effort to... Read more »
In answering the question, "Is World Cup soccer the next major sport in America?" the writer contends, "Yet this time around more Americans checked out the World Cup than ever before and they often... Read more »
Until a vision for Utah education is created, along with structural changes, Utah legislators will continue to interfere in the management of public education. And our students will be denied a... Read more »
As you can see, it is a tough call to name the most famous person in Utah, but if I had to choose “the most famous” one: Butch Cassidy. Read more »
A party that is genuinely excited about conservative anti-poverty proposals, the child tax credit and other reforms — rather than impeachment and the abolition of modern government —... Read more »
TARP was, and still is, broadly misunderstood, and its positive outcome isn’t widely known. Most people don’t know that just this week, the largest remaining bank in TARP repaid its... Read more »
Whenever it comes to defending casinos and pushing for more of them, the theme of “jobs” is invariably front and center. Read more »
Current discourse about student loan debt and the cost of a college education fail in my opinion to really help the student and their family decide how to best finance sending the student to a good... Read more »
The immigration nightmare will continue until the Central American exception is eliminated and the law is enforced. The only question is: How long until Obama is forced to do the obvious? Read more »
While we no longer burn buses or torture activists, it may not be entirely because the country has changed, but rather because those who would suppress the vote have learned to achieve their... Read more »
I agree with and fully support Fuel Freedom’s efforts to foster a new market for natural-gas-based high-ethanol-blend fuel. Such a development would be a clear win for consumers, our... Read more »
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Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »
The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »
This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »
Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew... Read more »
Cruelty comes in many different forms, and that is what Rep. Jason Chaffetz wishes people would understand. Read more »
Airports have been called everything from “the most important main street in any town” to symbols of the endless hassles of modern travel. Read more »
This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »
Main Street businesses across Utah and the rest of the country are feeling the pinch from patent trolls. This year, in one single day in April, patent trolls filed 184 lawsuits across the U.S. in a... Read more »
There are still moons to explore, problems to solve, challenges to meet. This is a time to remember what Americans – united, resolute, bravely facing the future – can achieve, if we... Read more »
The truly sad but predictable tragedy of 60,000 unaccompanied children detained on our southern border, with another 90,000 predicted this year, should not only be a constant headline, but so... Read more »
Thousands of wonderful people have contributed greatly to Utah’s success. Since I can’t mention all of them, I want to note three special people who I consider to be Utah heroes. Read more »
Recently, there have been a number of columns admonishing those contending for religious freedom to extend tolerance and respect to all. While these are well meaning and altogether axiomatic,... Read more »
“American exceptionalism” is a school of thought among historians that this nation is qualitatively different from all other nations. Let us show how central faith, family and freedom... Read more »
The truth is that women vote at a higher rate than men do. We have in every presidential election since 1980, and the gap has widened over time. Read more »
A significant portion of my childhood was spent at one marathon finish line or another. While I’m nowhere near the runner he is, I have dabbled in this tortuous pastime myself and discovered... Read more »
The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Read more »
The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. Read more »
The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has made national news. The history behind the current travails of Mark... Read more »
Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »
Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »
Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before. Read more »
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